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	   Pretty and kind Matty.
wedding-cake, of her making.     I stood talking
with her till Anne must needs come out and till
Haney rattled at the railings.          Walked to 16th
street with him and in his room for half
an hour.    Mat wrote him a very urgent invita-
tion, which I saw; the pretty girl now tries
her best to keep up old kindnesses.  But this
wedding-party was not a success, nor were the
right feelings attendant in it.       I had expected,
when either of these sisters got married, to have
said, vocally and mentally,  God bless you!  with
all my heart; as  twas, it was neither felt not
wanted.       Other faces ought to have been present,
too, Nicholas and Welles and hearty Jack Crock-
ett, the latter of whom was invited.     Talking
of the former Anne mentioned that he was now
in love with another girl, as though I ought to
sneer at him for it.       A sensible fellow!  I
said.        Haney s estimate of the new Mrs. Nast
has settled down into a cold conviction.   On his
leaving the room, I remarked that Nat put
his hand upon Haney s shoulder, inviting him to
visit them.   It might have been done in good
faith   it probably was   but I didn t like to see
it   there was an air of patronage about it intole-
rable to me.      If Haney goes, it will be a mere
call of ceremony.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and thirty-four
Description:Describes a bridal reception at the Edwards' residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast.
Date:1861-10-09
Subject:Crockett, John; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.